Estimating backup usage with dir-merge filter

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Oct 6 14:18:14 MDT 2011

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Benjamin R. Haskell <rsync at>wrote:

> use your rsync command with '--list-only', and post-process that list.

Even easier, just make a note of the verbose output from the copy (get
better stats via --stats with or w/o --verbose).  Or, if you need a special
run, --dry-run (-n) will tell you the file-size totals w/o transferring

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